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Menton’s airport R&D facility faces planning turbulence

Menton’s airport R&D facility faces planning turbulence

 


Former car hire mogul Colm Menton
Former car hire mogul Colm Menton

Plans by Europcar founder Colm Menton to build a research and development campus close to the end of the runway at Dublin Airport has been hit by turbulence from the aviation authorities.

The former car hire mogul has lodged an application with the local planning authority to develop two new buildings that documents suggest could house close to 300 researchers.

But both DAA and the Irish Aviation Authority have raised concerns about the development and its proximity to the main runway at Dublin Airport.

Castro Cross – a company controlled by Menton and which has lodged the plans – commissioned a report by Arup to provide aviation regulatory planning advice for the project, but has been asked by planners to submit further clarifications.

A planning official also raised concerns that the proposed facility could be used as a company headquarters rather than as a research and development facility and this would not be permitted under the local planning guidelines, according to documents.

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